Marian “ Lyne” Sands
Lyne Sands knew she wanted to be in the Innkeeping business, and went straight to the best B & B Consultant team, Peter Scherman and Rick Wolf. She attended a Seminar for Aspiring Innkeepers, then completed a Future Innkeepers Hands-On Workshop Lead by Linda Haynes, of ijk Partners, LLC, became members of ALP (Association for Lodging Professionals), and attained a Servsafe Food Protection Manager Certification as has never looked back.
Lyne takes pride in creating an exceptional and unique experience for her guest. This is a one of a kind setting, for a Bed and Breakfast, and prides herself on local connections and genuinely honored to take great care of her guest.
Thomas “Lee” Sands
Not looking back or showing any signs of regret at leaving the law enforcement family, Lee has prepared himself by taking the same seminars and workshops with his wife. He enjoys playing host to our guest and his craftsmen skills is complementary to helping maintain the historic manor, in all her glory.
Magnolia Manor and Chapel is a Bed & Breakfast and wedding/event venue at the corner of Main and Central in downtown Humboldt with a history that spans more than a century of celebrations and gatherings. Repurposed from a Estate/Antique building into a venue in 2019 it has been a landmark in the revitalization of Humboldt's historic downtown area. It offers the perfect marriage of church building backdrop, venue, location and history for a unique place to stay and hold events & celebrations.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church erected a red-brick building at the corner of Main and Central in Humboldt, TN
The congregations of the Southern and Cumberland Presbyterian churches merge into one, unified congregation with 170 members and became the First Presbyterian.
They built the education center, directly behind the church - 2 stories plus a basement – these Sunday school rooms have been converted into the Bed and Breakfast room(s). The basement area has a full kitchen, laundry and dining room.
They connected the two buildings.
The church was painted white.
Kindergarten class, open to the public, were initiated in the basement on the First Presbyterian Church.
The First Presbyterian Church had built a new church and relocated. Bob and Sharon Herndon purchased the property and started “The Abbey” which had estate & antiques sales.
Lee and Lyne Sands put a contract to purchase the property, with dreams of making it a Bed and Breakfast/ Event Venue. The first step was having the zoning changed that was approved December 2018.
The purchase of the property.
Renovations restoring the chapel begin.
Converting the Sunday school rooms into sleeping accommodations each with a private bathroom.
Magnolia Manor and Chapel was born.